STORY-LINE THE ACCIDENT BY GLEN EBISCH:
Karen Walker, a former homicide detective, is alive yet not living life. After a terrible auto accident, the death of her husband in the crash, and numerous surgeries, she lived in limbo. A call from her friend, Clarissa Hammett begging for help changes things for Karen. Clarissa’s sister, Justine, is missing and the police are no help. Karen leaves her hermit-like existence to find Justine.
Moving into the house Justine occupied before her disappearance, taking a job at the same restaurant, and nosing around, Karen knows she has hard work ahead. With a variety of characters from the antagonistic Audrey to the handsome Sam and many more, Karen interviews and questions each one. Then Paul, her husband’s brother and Justine’s estranged husband, Jimmy, show up to cause even more problems.
Has Justine been kidnapped? Is she alive or dead? Who keeps trying to kill Karen? Has Karen gotten too close to the truth? Come along with Karen as she ferrets out the facts and deals with side issues. My mystery book reviews of The Accident follow.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
I found The Accident an intriguing mystery story. Author Glen Ebisch created first-class suspense in The Accident. Filled with twists and turns, many suspects, and an unexpected action-packed, mouth dropping finale, Ebisch created a tale which will rivet the reader. I found myself unable to close my E-reader until I read the last sentence. Ebisch‘ plotting is excellent as he added element upon element to this story. His scenes transition well and his writing flow smoothly. As a result, I could see the scenes and feel the characters emotions. I became enmeshed in the lives of the characters immediately. Karen’ character portrays an intelligent, savvy woman who faced the worse life could throw. Karen lived in isolated limbo for months; breathing but not living life. As a result, it was terrific to watch Ebisch develop her character.
The mystery grabbed me immediately as Karen traces Justine’s steps. Glen Ebisch held the who, what, why, and when close to his chest, only revealing each aspect as needed. The suspense is spine-tingling, and the mystery and suspense build throughout the book. One reviewer stated the story is a puzzler; I totally agree. The Accident‘s a story with many puzzle pieces which ultimately fit as they should. Slowly and creatively building the suspense to the grand finale in this action-packed mystery, Glen Ebisch skillfully brought all the puzzle pieces together.
I found myself rapidly turning pages as I followed Karen through threats, mystery, assaults, inept police, and a variety of motives and suspects. An unexpectedly intriguing who-done-it, The Accident will hold the reader‘s attention from the first pages. With secondary characters who added depth, as well as further mysteries and motives, the action increased exponentially. Adding a touch of romance, Ebisch satisfied those of us who like a little romance with our mystery.
My job as a book reviewer is to tell the reader the pros and cons of the book. I can honestly say I did not find any cons in this story. My opinion is as follows. I found The Accident an intriguing, action-packed mystery filled with well-developed characters. Also, the storyline is fresh and original. Furthermore, Ebisch‘s writing is clear and easy to follow, making this book a joy to read. Also, the plotting’s excellent with multiple plot threads which were brought together seamlessly. Ebisch leaves the reader well sated with pure satisfaction. I closed my E-reader with a sigh of contentment from a few hours spent in reading pleasure. A clean, satisfying read suitable for anyone who enjoys a superb mystery, I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend.
THE ACCIDENT RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
ALSO, PLEASE NOTE
Additionally, I borrowed this book from kindle unlimited and received a copy from the author. I chose to review the book with honest mystery book reviews voluntarily. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Therefore, all book reviews online and on my blog, are my opinions. Also, no one influences my book reviews.
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